This page will assist people interested in contributing articles to Pulse+IT. The Editor advises potential contributors to:
- Review all information presented on this page.
- Familiarise themselves with the most recent edition of Pulse+IT, available in graphical format from under the 'Magazines' link on this website.
- Noting the submission deadlines outlined on this page, contact the Editor via email with a brief article outline.
The Editor will then provide guidance as to how suitable the proposed article is for inclusion and address any queries the writer may have.
Throughout 2013, seven editions of Pulse+IT will be produced consisting of 68 pages comprising the following sections:
- Cover and Contents
- Guest editorials and opinion pieces
- Events calendar
- Organisational contributions (e.g. NEHTA, MSIA, NPS, ACHI, etc)
- Feature articles relating to the edition theme
- 'Off topic' technical articles that don't relate to the edition theme
- Pulse+IT Directory
Edition Themes for 2013
- #33 - Mid-February 2013 - Pathology and Radiology
- #34 - April 2013 - Secure Messaging and Electronic Prescribing
- #35 - Mid-May 2013 - Medical Devices
- #36 - July 2013 - PCEHR / HIC2013 Preview
- #37 - Mid-August 2013 - Telehealth / HIMAA Conference Preview
- #38 - October 2013 - New Zealand eHealth / HINZ Conference Preview
- #39 - Mid-November 2013 - mHealth
Editorial Submission Guidelines
Pulse+IT welcomes submissions from Health IT experts and users of Health IT alike. These may take the form of:
1. Guest Editorials
Guest editorials are usually built upon the well-argued opinions of the author and typically contain a measure of subjectivity.
2. Feature Articles
Feature articles are usually of a technical or detailed nature and relate to the edition theme.
3. Off Topic Articles
Off topic articles are usually of a technical or detailed nature, but do not relate to the edition theme. Such articles are utilised to broaden the appeal of each edition.
Article word counts for guest editorials, feature articles and off topic articles are typically:
- 550-600 words: 1 page excluding diagrams, tables and pictures
- 850 words: 1.5 pages excluding diagrams, tables and pictures
- 1000 words: 1.67 pages excluding diagrams, tables and pictures
- 1200 words: 2 pages excluding diagrams, tables and pictures
Articles of more than two pages in length are also welcome pending prior arrangement with the Editor.
Before submitting an article to Pulse+IT, please note that:
- Articles should be reviewed by at least one of the writer's colleagues with an insight into the subject matter.
- Articles can be attached to an email and submitted in most popular word processing formats.
- Any diagrams or pictures should be attached to the email and not embedded in the article text. Where the positioning of the diagram/picture is important, include a reference in the article text to indicate where the image should be placed on the page layout.
|Pulse+IT 'On Sale' Date||Dot Point Overview||First Draft||Final Draft|
|20 May 2013||12 April||19 April||26 April|
|1 July 2013||29 April||6 May||13 May|
|19 August 2013||10 June||17 June||24 June|
|7 October 2013||29 July||5 August||12 August|
|18 November 2013||16 September||23 September||30 September|
Pulse+IT welcomes press releases and article suggestions from organisations operating in the "Health IT", "Health", and "IT" sectors. For Pulse+IT's purposes, an ideal press release will:
- Succinctly answer the four Ws (Who, What, Why, Where), as well as 'How'.
- Be generated in consultation with both technical and managerial staff members from the organisation to moderate the influence of over-enthusiastic marketing/PR personnel.
- Ensure any claims that are subjective or promotional in nature are attributed to a representative of the organisation.
- Include the names, phone numbers and email addresses of all people referenced in the press release, and suitable times to contact these people.
- Include an 'Embargo Until' date if applicable, or be clearly marked 'For Immediate Release'.
Assuming the subject matter presented in the press release is deemed relevant by Pulse+IT, adhering to these guidelines will increase the chance of news editorial being generated by Pulse+IT staff writers.
Media Release Submission Deadlines
Pulse+IT always endeavours to include coverage of relevant eHealth developments in its printed editions, regardless of when these developments come to light. However the realities of print production dictate that the longer the editorial lead time an organisation can afford Pulse+IT, the higher the chance printed news coverage will result. Following are suggested submission deadlines for organisations seeking editorial coverage in printed editions of Pulse+IT.
|Pulse+IT Edition||Recommended Media Release Submission Deadline|
|20 May 2013||15 April|
|1 July 2013||27 May|
|19 August 2013||15 July|
|7 October 2013||2 September|
|18 November 2013||14 October|